Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian with 200 million followers on Instagram » FirstSportz

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Former India captain Virat Kohli hit a milestone not because of his runs, but because of the number of his followers on Instagram. He became the first Indian with 200 million followers on the social media platform, also the Indian with the most followers there.

He has over 49 million followers on Facebook and 48 million followers on Twitter. Kohli also made history by becoming the first Asian to reach 150 million followers on Instagram.

When Kohli accomplished this feat, he shared a video with fans expressing his gratitude. He thanked his fans for their support with the caption, “200 mil strong thanks for all your support insta fam.”

He also overtook Brazilian superstar Neymar to become the third most followed athlete on Facebook. In the list of active athletes with over 200 million followers on Instagram, Virat Kohli is only behind Manchester United striker Christiano Ronaldo and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Argentina star Lionel Messi. Check out the following list of the most active athletes on Instagram who you follow the most.

Christiano Ronaldo – 451 million

Lionel Messi – 334 million

Virat Kohli – 200 million

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“Players told me there was aggression…” – Mohammad Rizwan remembers the first meeting with Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Mohammad Rizwan

During India’s match against Pakistan at the 2021 T20 World Cup, Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 79 helped Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets. After the game, then-India captain Virat Kohli went and spoke to Rizwan. Although Rizwan has never revealed what he was told, the 30-year-old described his first meeting with the Indian legend in a recent interview.

It was the first time I met Kohli. The things I had heard about him…other players had told me that he…there’s aggression on the ground and things like that. But how he met me before and after the game… I say we’re a family. We cricketers are all family. When I say ‘our Virat Kohli’, I don’t think that’s wrong. Of course, when we step onto the ground, our priority is our star (points to the emblem of the Pakistani cricket team). We have to play for that. We don’t have a brotherhood or anything like that. But off the field, when we met Kohli and some of our players also met MS Dhoni, we encountered a lot of love and affection. Nothing was differentsaid Rizwan on the YouTube show Cricket Baaz with Waheed Khan.

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